Category Archives: Victoria

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RISK CASE STUDY: Victoria Police’s first aid policy needs rethink, says Coroner | Herald Sun

THE State Coroner has recommended changes to Victoria Police’s first aid policies after a man died in the Croydon police station while officers spent nearly six minutes trying, unsuccessfully, to find critical medical equipment. …. On the night Mr Ashton

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RISK CASE STUDY: Victoria Police’s first aid policy needs rethink, says Coroner | Herald Sun

THE State Coroner has recommended changes to Victoria Police’s first aid policies after a man died in the Croydon police station while officers spent nearly six minutes trying, unsuccessfully, to find critical medical equipment. …. On the night Mr Ashton

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Report shows decrease in young people under justice supervision orders | ABC News

There has been a drop in the number of young people under youth justice supervision but Indigenous young people are still over-represented, according to a recent report. The 2012-13 Youth Justice in Australia report shows a 14 per cent decrease

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Report shows decrease in young people under justice supervision orders | ABC News

There has been a drop in the number of young people under youth justice supervision but Indigenous young people are still over-represented, according to a recent report. The 2012-13 Youth Justice in Australia report shows a 14 per cent decrease

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High risk sex offender captured in Victoria after removing electronic tracking device in Sydney | ABC

Police in Victoria have captured a ‘dangerous’ sex offender who was on the run after removing his electronic tracking anklet in Sydney. MORE AT LINK via High risk sex offender captured in Victoria after removing electronic tracking device in Sydney

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High risk sex offender captured in Victoria after removing electronic tracking device in Sydney | ABC

Police in Victoria have captured a ‘dangerous’ sex offender who was on the run after removing his electronic tracking anklet in Sydney. MORE AT LINK via High risk sex offender captured in Victoria after removing electronic tracking device in Sydney

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Charges dropped over ‘drone with drugs’ found near Metropolitan Remand Centre | Age

Police have dropped charges against a man accused of trying to deliver drugs into a Victorian maximum security remand centre by flying a drone over the wall. Jason Chahine, 28, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where the prosecution

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Charges dropped over ‘drone with drugs’ found near Metropolitan Remand Centre | Age

Police have dropped charges against a man accused of trying to deliver drugs into a Victorian maximum security remand centre by flying a drone over the wall. Jason Chahine, 28, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Thursday where the prosecution

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Countdown to killers’ release as Victorian gangland supergrasses eye freedom | The Australian

A MURDERER, rapist and robber given a heavily discounted prison sentence for agreeing to testify against Carl Williams could soon walk free as the first of the gangland supergrass killers becomes eligible for parole. As Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

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Countdown to killers’ release as Victorian gangland supergrasses eye freedom | The Australian

A MURDERER, rapist and robber given a heavily discounted prison sentence for agreeing to testify against Carl Williams could soon walk free as the first of the gangland supergrass killers becomes eligible for parole. As Victoria’s Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission

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New VET Correctional Services Training Package available on training.gov.au in late June | @GovtSkillAus

CSC12 Correctional Services Training Package Version 1.1 was released on 31 October 2012. …. GSA is currently engaged in the implementation of the new Standards for Training Packages. This involves the streamlining of all training packages. The review of each

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New VET Correctional Services Training Package available on training.gov.au in late June | @GovtSkillAus

CSC12 Correctional Services Training Package Version 1.1 was released on 31 October 2012. …. GSA is currently engaged in the implementation of the new Standards for Training Packages. This involves the streamlining of all training packages. The review of each

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Dhurringile Prison gives job boost to region | Shepparton News

The expansion of Dhurringile Prison has created a significant boost to the local economy, creating more than 80 operational jobs. Twenty-five new staff members have already begun work at the prison, with 24 more to begin training next month. The

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Dhurringile Prison gives job boost to region | Shepparton News

The expansion of Dhurringile Prison has created a significant boost to the local economy, creating more than 80 operational jobs. Twenty-five new staff members have already begun work at the prison, with 24 more to begin training next month. The

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Knight loses Victorian prisons’ tobacco levy challenge | The Age

Mass murderer Julian Knight has lost a legal challenge to a tobacco levy in prisons. …. Since 1993, prisons have charged prisoners a levy on cigarettes, which were previously sold to them for wholesale price. The levy was to fund

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Knight loses Victorian prisons’ tobacco levy challenge | The Age

Mass murderer Julian Knight has lost a legal challenge to a tobacco levy in prisons. …. Since 1993, prisons have charged prisoners a levy on cigarettes, which were previously sold to them for wholesale price. The levy was to fund

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The cornerstone of reading comes to Maribyrnong (Metropolitan Remand Centre community project) | Maribyrnong Weekly

The joy of reading is being shared with children thanks to a new project spearheaded by the Department of Justice. ‘The Learning Corner’ initiative is providing community centres, including Maribyrnong Community Centre (MCC), with bookshelves, ottomans and books to create

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The cornerstone of reading comes to Maribyrnong (Metropolitan Remand Centre community project) | Maribyrnong Weekly

The joy of reading is being shared with children thanks to a new project spearheaded by the Department of Justice. ‘The Learning Corner’ initiative is providing community centres, including Maribyrnong Community Centre (MCC), with bookshelves, ottomans and books to create

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OPINION: Our worst criminals need some retribution | @TomElliott3AW Herald Sun

FAR too many people think punishment is all about rehabilitating offenders; that jail can somehow serve like an Alcoholics Anonymous group where miscreants come to see the error of their ways. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jail’s main

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OPINION: Our worst criminals need some retribution | @TomElliott3AW Herald Sun

FAR too many people think punishment is all about rehabilitating offenders; that jail can somehow serve like an Alcoholics Anonymous group where miscreants come to see the error of their ways. Nothing could be further from the truth. Jail’s main

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New Victorian prison officers report for duty as first two squads of 2014 graduate | The Ararat Advertiser

Corrections Victoria has welcomed 44 new prison officers to the corrections system at a graduation ceremony at Trawalla’s Langi Kal Kal Prison this week. Deputy Corrections Commissioner Rod Wise said the new recruits will work across Langi Kal Kal Prison

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New Victorian prison officers report for duty as first two squads of 2014 graduate | The Ararat Advertiser

Corrections Victoria has welcomed 44 new prison officers to the corrections system at a graduation ceremony at Trawalla’s Langi Kal Kal Prison this week. Deputy Corrections Commissioner Rod Wise said the new recruits will work across Langi Kal Kal Prison

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.@EmmaKingVic @VCOSS questions mental health impact of increasing from 2 to 3 prisoners housed in shipping container | ABC News

The Victorian Government has bought another 27 shipping containers to house the growing number of prisoners in the state’s jails. There will be 18 new shipping containers, or prefabricated buildings known as dongas, at Fulham Correctional Centre in Gippsland and

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.@EmmaKingVic @VCOSS questions mental health impact of increasing from 2 to 3 prisoners housed in shipping container | ABC News

The Victorian Government has bought another 27 shipping containers to house the growing number of prisoners in the state’s jails. There will be 18 new shipping containers, or prefabricated buildings known as dongas, at Fulham Correctional Centre in Gippsland and

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.@CPSU_Vic says Victorian prisoners reclassified from medium to minimum to ease crowding | The Australian

MORE shipping container-style “relocatable units” are being rolled out to boost the capacity of Victoria’s prison system. The Victorian government has announced another 27 units will be installed by August at two correctional facilities near Geelong, a gain of 81

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.@CPSU_Vic says Victorian prisoners reclassified from medium to minimum to ease crowding | The Australian

MORE shipping container-style “relocatable units” are being rolled out to boost the capacity of Victoria’s prison system. The Victorian government has announced another 27 units will be installed by August at two correctional facilities near Geelong, a gain of 81

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MEDIA RELEASE: Relocatable units at Fulham and Marngoneet to support a safer community | @ODonohueMLC

Relocatable units at Fulham and Marngoneet to support a safer community Wednesday, 09 April 2014 Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue has announced more than 80 new medium security prison beds will be delivered by August as the Victorian Coalition Government

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MEDIA RELEASE: Relocatable units at Fulham and Marngoneet to support a safer community | @ODonohueMLC

Relocatable units at Fulham and Marngoneet to support a safer community Wednesday, 09 April 2014 Minister for Corrections Edward O’Donohue has announced more than 80 new medium security prison beds will be delivered by August as the Victorian Coalition Government

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Comanchero boss in lockdown behind bars | The Age

Comanchero president Michael Murray will remain in 23-hour-a-day lockdown after being refused bail for allegedly instructing another man to take the fall for an explosives offence. MORE AT LINK via Comanchero boss Michael Murray in lockdown behind bars.

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Comanchero boss in lockdown behind bars | The Age

Comanchero president Michael Murray will remain in 23-hour-a-day lockdown after being refused bail for allegedly instructing another man to take the fall for an explosives offence. MORE AT LINK via Comanchero boss Michael Murray in lockdown behind bars.

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.@MartinPakulaMP: Additional relocatable prison cells a “massive failure of policy and imagination” | Geelong Independent

GEELONG – facing an over-crowded jail cell crisis – will get only 27 of a proposed 80 temporary prison beds, state government has announced. Shadow Minister for Corrections Martin Pakula said the announcement was a “massive failure of policy and

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.@MartinPakulaMP: Additional relocatable prison cells a “massive failure of policy and imagination” | Geelong Independent

GEELONG – facing an over-crowded jail cell crisis – will get only 27 of a proposed 80 temporary prison beds, state government has announced. Shadow Minister for Corrections Martin Pakula said the announcement was a “massive failure of policy and

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Shipping containers for Fulham prison | Gippsland Times

EIGHTEEN relocatable accommodation units will be installed at Fulham Correctional Centre by August. The shipping containers can accommodate 54 prisoners. State Corrections Minister Edward O’Donohue made the announcement at Fulham on Wednesday. “Relocatable units are already providing an important, immediate boost

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Shipping containers for Fulham prison | Gippsland Times

EIGHTEEN relocatable accommodation units will be installed at Fulham Correctional Centre by August. The shipping containers can accommodate 54 prisoners. State Corrections Minister Edward O’Donohue made the announcement at Fulham on Wednesday. “Relocatable units are already providing an important, immediate boost

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Coroner rejects family’s call for inquest into Carl Williams’ prison death | ABC News

Victoria’s chief coroner Ian Gray has rejected calls for an inquest into the 2010 murder of gangland figure Carl Williams. He was bludgeoned to death in the high security Acacia Unit at Barwon Prison by his cell mate Matthew Johnson.

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Coroner rejects family’s call for inquest into Carl Williams’ prison death | ABC News

Victoria’s chief coroner Ian Gray has rejected calls for an inquest into the 2010 murder of gangland figure Carl Williams. He was bludgeoned to death in the high security Acacia Unit at Barwon Prison by his cell mate Matthew Johnson.

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No inquest into Carl Williams murder, Victorian Coroner rules | The Age

The State Coroner has ruled no inquest will be held into the 2010 murder of gangland boss Carl Williams in the maximum security Barwon Prison. Judge Ian Gray said Williams murder had already been one of the most investigated deaths

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No inquest into Carl Williams murder, Victorian Coroner rules | The Age

The State Coroner has ruled no inquest will be held into the 2010 murder of gangland boss Carl Williams in the maximum security Barwon Prison. Judge Ian Gray said Williams murder had already been one of the most investigated deaths

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Inquest decision looms on murder of gangland boss Carl Williams at Barwon Prison | Herald Sun

FOUR years after he was bludgeoned to death in Barwon Prison a coroner will tomorrow rule whether or not an inquest should be held into the death of Carl Williams. via Inquest decision looms on murder of gangland boss Carl

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Inquest decision looms on murder of gangland boss Carl Williams at Barwon Prison | Herald Sun

FOUR years after he was bludgeoned to death in Barwon Prison a coroner will tomorrow rule whether or not an inquest should be held into the death of Carl Williams. via Inquest decision looms on murder of gangland boss Carl

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Marngoneet Correctional Centre near Geelong to get nine shipping containers to house prisoners | ABC News

The Victorian Government has bought another 27 shipping containers to house the growing number of prisoners in the state’s jails. There will be 18 new shipping containers, or prefabricated buildings known as dongas, at Fulham Correctional Centre in Gippsland and

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Marngoneet Correctional Centre near Geelong to get nine shipping containers to house prisoners | ABC News

The Victorian Government has bought another 27 shipping containers to house the growing number of prisoners in the state’s jails. There will be 18 new shipping containers, or prefabricated buildings known as dongas, at Fulham Correctional Centre in Gippsland and

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Gippsland Aboriginal women exiting corrections system gain practical skills in the aquaculture industry | ABC Rural

In the industrial outskirts of Bairnsdale in regional Victoria, …. (is) the site of an an Aboriginal aquaculture program, where rows of water tanks are providing opportunities for women in the corrections system and helping to feed a local Koori community in

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Gippsland Aboriginal women exiting corrections system gain practical skills in the aquaculture industry | ABC Rural

In the industrial outskirts of Bairnsdale in regional Victoria, …. (is) the site of an an Aboriginal aquaculture program, where rows of water tanks are providing opportunities for women in the corrections system and helping to feed a local Koori community in

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Ararat prison slamed in Ombudsman report | The Wimmera Mail-Times

ARARAT’s Hopkins Correctional Centre has come under the microscope in an Ombudsman’s report slamming Victoria’s prison system. In the chapter of the report by Ombudsman George Brouwer which focuses on overcrowding, a fold-up bed used in the prison is pictured.

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Ararat prison slamed in Ombudsman report | The Wimmera Mail-Times

ARARAT’s Hopkins Correctional Centre has come under the microscope in an Ombudsman’s report slamming Victoria’s prison system. In the chapter of the report by Ombudsman George Brouwer which focuses on overcrowding, a fold-up bed used in the prison is pictured.

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VIDEO: “EnviroDome” modules, which are being considered by the Victorian government for use as prison cells | The Border Mail

Albury architect Paul Simpson’s “EnviroDome” modules, which are being considered by the Victorian government for use as prison cells.    THEY weigh 14 tonnes, they’re made of concrete, are shaped like a dome and could help ease Victoria’s prison accommodation

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VIDEO: “EnviroDome” modules, which are being considered by the Victorian government for use as prison cells | The Border Mail

Albury architect Paul Simpson’s “EnviroDome” modules, which are being considered by the Victorian government for use as prison cells.    THEY weigh 14 tonnes, they’re made of concrete, are shaped like a dome and could help ease Victoria’s prison accommodation

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Victorian Justice Dept official says forum offer on Dhurringile escapes turned down | ABC News

The regional director of the Department of Justice, John Duck, says he offered to attend a meeting at Dhurringile last night over escapes from a minimum security prison in the town. There were more escapes from the jail in the

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Victorian Justice Dept official says forum offer on Dhurringile escapes turned down | ABC News

The regional director of the Department of Justice, John Duck, says he offered to attend a meeting at Dhurringile last night over escapes from a minimum security prison in the town. There were more escapes from the jail in the

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Going to jail the most common sentence in repeat intervention order contravention cases | The Age

…. According to the Sentencing Advisory Council, in the past decade there has been an 82 per cent rise in orders from the Magistrates Court, a 73 per cent rise in reports of family violence to police and an almost

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Going to jail the most common sentence in repeat intervention order contravention cases | The Age

…. According to the Sentencing Advisory Council, in the past decade there has been an 82 per cent rise in orders from the Magistrates Court, a 73 per cent rise in reports of family violence to police and an almost

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Victorian Attorney-General lengthens jail terms for major crimes | The Age

Attorney-General Robert Clark will lengthen sentences for murder and commercial drug trafficking beyond what the Sentencing Advisory Council has recommended. Mr Clark introduced a law to Parliament on Wednesday with ”baseline sentences” for a number of serious crimes, which he

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Victorian Attorney-General lengthens jail terms for major crimes | The Age

Attorney-General Robert Clark will lengthen sentences for murder and commercial drug trafficking beyond what the Sentencing Advisory Council has recommended. Mr Clark introduced a law to Parliament on Wednesday with ”baseline sentences” for a number of serious crimes, which he

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Victorian Minister says Malmsbury youth facility assaults down | ABC News

(Background, see: Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre staff say clients who assault staff go unpunished) The Victorian Government says figures show the number of staff being assaulted at a youth justice facility near Kyneton is falling, despite a recent jump in

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Victorian Minister says Malmsbury youth facility assaults down | ABC News

(Background, see: Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre staff say clients who assault staff go unpunished) The Victorian Government says figures show the number of staff being assaulted at a youth justice facility near Kyneton is falling, despite a recent jump in

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Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre staff say clients who assault staff go unpunished | Bendigo Advertiser

MALMSBURY Youth Justice Centre staff say the centre is a dangerous place to work and that clients who assault staff go unpunished. A current employee, who wanted to remain anonymous, said staff were frequently abused and threatened by their clients

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Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre staff say clients who assault staff go unpunished | Bendigo Advertiser

MALMSBURY Youth Justice Centre staff say the centre is a dangerous place to work and that clients who assault staff go unpunished. A current employee, who wanted to remain anonymous, said staff were frequently abused and threatened by their clients

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Musical cells: Prisoners given run-round due to overcrowding | Sunraysia Daily

THE State Ombudsman has released a damning report of Victoria’s prisons and the system that has seen prisoners transferred to other facilities on multiple occasions without their family’s knowledge. MORE AT LINK via Musical cells: Prisoners given run-round due to

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Musical cells: Prisoners given run-round due to overcrowding | Sunraysia Daily

THE State Ombudsman has released a damning report of Victoria’s prisons and the system that has seen prisoners transferred to other facilities on multiple occasions without their family’s knowledge. MORE AT LINK via Musical cells: Prisoners given run-round due to

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Victorian taxpayers foot $6m bill for prisoners religious instruction in jail | Herald Sun

VICTORIAN churches and religious groups have billed the Government more than $6.6 million to provide prisoners with religious instruction and spiritual support since 2001. Before 1994, chaplaincy was provided by Corrections Victoria directly paying for priests within the prison system. In

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Victorian taxpayers foot $6m bill for prisoners religious instruction in jail | Herald Sun

VICTORIAN churches and religious groups have billed the Government more than $6.6 million to provide prisoners with religious instruction and spiritual support since 2001. Before 1994, chaplaincy was provided by Corrections Victoria directly paying for priests within the prison system. In

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MEDIA RELEASE: @VictorianGreens call for inquiry into law permitting strip searching most vulnerable children

GREENS CALL FOR COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO LAW PERMITTING STRIP SEARCHING MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN 1/4/2014 The Greens will call for an commitee inquiry into legislation that allows strip searches and isolation* of children in secure welfare protection, when the Children, Youth

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MEDIA RELEASE: @VictorianGreens call for inquiry into law permitting strip searching most vulnerable children

GREENS CALL FOR COMMITTEE INQUIRY INTO LAW PERMITTING STRIP SEARCHING MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN 1/4/2014 The Greens will call for an commitee inquiry into legislation that allows strip searches and isolation* of children in secure welfare protection, when the Children, Youth

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Victoria’s worst offenders face tougher penalties under proposed new laws | Herald Sun

EXCLUSIVE: MURDERERS, drug traffickers, child molesters and killer drivers can expect much harsher penalties under laws to be introduced in State Parliament this week. Attorney-General Robert Clark’s reforms will throw out current sentencing guidelines for a range of offences, in

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Victoria’s worst offenders face tougher penalties under proposed new laws | Herald Sun

EXCLUSIVE: MURDERERS, drug traffickers, child molesters and killer drivers can expect much harsher penalties under laws to be introduced in State Parliament this week. Attorney-General Robert Clark’s reforms will throw out current sentencing guidelines for a range of offences, in

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Former Hells Angels bikie targeted in jail because of facial tattoos | Herald Sun

NOTORIOUS bikie associate Ben Pegoraro has come under attack in prison because of his distinctive facial tattoos. Spending his first stint behind bars, former Hells Angels associate Pegoraro has been separated from mainstream prisoners because of the prominent artwork covering

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Former Hells Angels bikie targeted in jail because of facial tattoos | Herald Sun

NOTORIOUS bikie associate Ben Pegoraro has come under attack in prison because of his distinctive facial tattoos. Spending his first stint behind bars, former Hells Angels associate Pegoraro has been separated from mainstream prisoners because of the prominent artwork covering

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Victorian jailed killer gets $200,000 over inmate attack | Herald Sun

A CONVICTED murderer has won compensation behind bars, after a fellow prisoner threw hot liquid over him. Organ Akkus — who stabbed one man to death and seriously injured another — successfully sued the State Government for failing to ­protect

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Victorian jailed killer gets $200,000 over inmate attack | Herald Sun

A CONVICTED murderer has won compensation behind bars, after a fellow prisoner threw hot liquid over him. Organ Akkus — who stabbed one man to death and seriously injured another — successfully sued the State Government for failing to ­protect

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Convicted sex offender found wandering in Melbourne suburb | Herald Sun

A SERIAL sex offender was allowed to roam free and unsupervised in a Melbourne suburb when he was supposed to be monitored. The man had previously assaulted three women and been caught loitering near a school. Concerned about the man’s

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Convicted sex offender found wandering in Melbourne suburb | Herald Sun

A SERIAL sex offender was allowed to roam free and unsupervised in a Melbourne suburb when he was supposed to be monitored. The man had previously assaulted three women and been caught loitering near a school. Concerned about the man’s

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Pedophile support programs challenge community hatred | The Age

Is redemption possible for paedophiles? via Pedophile support programs challenge community hatred.

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Pedophile support programs challenge community hatred | The Age

Is redemption possible for paedophiles? via Pedophile support programs challenge community hatred.

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Victorian prisons’ crisis is hurting | Wangaratta Chronicle

THE basic prison cells at Wangaratta police station have caused stress and depression to at least one prisoner confined there over a long period because of Victoria’s prison crisis. The cells came under the spotlight this week after ombudsman, George

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Victorian prisons’ crisis is hurting | Wangaratta Chronicle

THE basic prison cells at Wangaratta police station have caused stress and depression to at least one prisoner confined there over a long period because of Victoria’s prison crisis. The cells came under the spotlight this week after ombudsman, George

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Victorian Prison Officer is right at home on right path to health | Herald Sun

…. The Geelong prison officer tipped the scales at 135kg and was, as he described it, “unhappy with what I had allowed myself to become”. …. Six months after he began, he stepped back on the scales and saw them

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Victorian Prison Officer is right at home on right path to health | Herald Sun

…. The Geelong prison officer tipped the scales at 135kg and was, as he described it, “unhappy with what I had allowed myself to become”. …. Six months after he began, he stepped back on the scales and saw them

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.@VEOHRC welcomes Ombudsman’s report into into deaths and harm in custody | Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

The Commission shares the Government’s aim of an effective system of law and order. This includes Corrections Victoria being able to perform its role in a way that is consistent with the rule of law and the human rights that belong

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.@VEOHRC welcomes Ombudsman’s report into into deaths and harm in custody | Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission

The Commission shares the Government’s aim of an effective system of law and order. This includes Corrections Victoria being able to perform its role in a way that is consistent with the rule of law and the human rights that belong

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Paedophile’s wife wants Victoria to adopt COSA program to support offenders | The Age

The wife of a child-sex offender is calling for a treatment program that asks members of the public to volunteer to befriend a paedophile to stop them reoffending. She believes Australia also needs a change in public attitudes once offenders

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Paedophile’s wife wants Victoria to adopt COSA program to support offenders | The Age

The wife of a child-sex offender is calling for a treatment program that asks members of the public to volunteer to befriend a paedophile to stop them reoffending. She believes Australia also needs a change in public attitudes once offenders

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Human Services youth justice staff bashed and claim compensation

Youth justice staff are increasingly being bashed and threatened by violent young offenders, contributing to soaring compensation payouts across the Department of Human Services. Workers have told The Sunday Age of multiple cases in which they were attacked, hospitalised or

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Human Services youth justice staff bashed and claim compensation

Youth justice staff are increasingly being bashed and threatened by violent young offenders, contributing to soaring compensation payouts across the Department of Human Services. Workers have told The Sunday Age of multiple cases in which they were attacked, hospitalised or

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Chopper’s letters from prison up for auction | The Examiner

LETTERS written from Risdon Prison by the infamous killer Mark “Chopper” Read will go under the hammer today, with some proceeds going to charity. MORE AT LINK via Chopper’s letters from prison up for auction | The Courier.

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Chopper’s letters from prison up for auction | The Examiner

LETTERS written from Risdon Prison by the infamous killer Mark “Chopper” Read will go under the hammer today, with some proceeds going to charity. MORE AT LINK via Chopper’s letters from prison up for auction | The Courier.

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Ravenhall Prison Project Newsletter Issue 3 | Jan Shuard, Corrections Commissioner (Vic)

Issue #3 – March 2014Progress on the Ravenhall Prison Project has continued over the past few months with both consortia refining their bids as they prepare to submit formal proposals. Major expansion projects continue across the corrections system, with construction

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Ravenhall Prison Project Newsletter Issue 3 | Jan Shuard, Corrections Commissioner (Vic)

Issue #3 – March 2014Progress on the Ravenhall Prison Project has continued over the past few months with both consortia refining their bids as they prepare to submit formal proposals. Major expansion projects continue across the corrections system, with construction

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Not enough beds in the Victorian prison system. Fold-up beds used at Loddon Prison | Bendigo Advertiser

POLICE cells designed for short-term stays are being used as de-facto prisons because there are not enough beds in the Victorian prison system. A Victorian Ombudsman report, ‘Investigation into deaths and harm in custody’, has found prisoners are being held in

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Not enough beds in the Victorian prison system. Fold-up beds used at Loddon Prison | Bendigo Advertiser

POLICE cells designed for short-term stays are being used as de-facto prisons because there are not enough beds in the Victorian prison system. A Victorian Ombudsman report, ‘Investigation into deaths and harm in custody’, has found prisoners are being held in

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Women accused of helping prisoner escape Dhurringile prison | ABC News

Two Shepparton women have been charged over the escape of a Dhurringile prisoner on Sunday. Jason Robinson, 41, was arrested about 11:00am (AEDT) yesterday, along with two women at a house in Shepparton. The women, aged 24 and 34, have

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Women accused of helping prisoner escape Dhurringile prison | ABC News

Two Shepparton women have been charged over the escape of a Dhurringile prisoner on Sunday. Jason Robinson, 41, was arrested about 11:00am (AEDT) yesterday, along with two women at a house in Shepparton. The women, aged 24 and 34, have

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Victorian secure forensic psych hospital’s hanging points ‘oversight’ | 9 News

Mentally ill offenders at a secure forensic psychiatric hospital are housed in units that are littered with obvious hanging points, the Victorian ombudsman says. Ombudsman George Brouwer said those hanging points have only been addressed since a patient took his

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Victorian secure forensic psych hospital’s hanging points ‘oversight’ | 9 News

Mentally ill offenders at a secure forensic psychiatric hospital are housed in units that are littered with obvious hanging points, the Victorian ombudsman says. Ombudsman George Brouwer said those hanging points have only been addressed since a patient took his

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Victorian prison union @KarenBatt_CPSU airs overcrowding safety fears | ABC News

The union representing prison workers says it does not believe jail staff are working in a safe environment due to overcrowding. Yesterday, an ombudsman report tabled in Parliament found prisoners are at greater risk of being assaulted or self-harming than

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Victorian prison union @KarenBatt_CPSU airs overcrowding safety fears | ABC News

The union representing prison workers says it does not believe jail staff are working in a safe environment due to overcrowding. Yesterday, an ombudsman report tabled in Parliament found prisoners are at greater risk of being assaulted or self-harming than

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AUDIO: Vic Ombudsman says prisoners and guards at risk in overcrowded jails | ABC The World Today

ELEANOR HALL: The Victorian Ombudsman has released a damning report on the state’s overcrowded prison system. He’s found sub-standard conditions are putting the safety of both prisoners and guards at risk. In Melbourne, Samantha Donovan reports. TRANSCRIPT AND AUDIO AT

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AUDIO: Vic Ombudsman says prisoners and guards at risk in overcrowded jails | ABC The World Today

ELEANOR HALL: The Victorian Ombudsman has released a damning report on the state’s overcrowded prison system. He’s found sub-standard conditions are putting the safety of both prisoners and guards at risk. In Melbourne, Samantha Donovan reports. TRANSCRIPT AND AUDIO AT

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AUDIO: Victorian Government defends boost in prison population | ABC PM

Victoria’s Corrections Minister is making no apologies for an increase in the state’s prison population as a result of the tightening of the state’s parole system and sentencing changes. But the Victorian Ombudsman George Brouwer says inadequate funding is leading

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AUDIO: Victorian Government defends boost in prison population | ABC PM

Victoria’s Corrections Minister is making no apologies for an increase in the state’s prison population as a result of the tightening of the state’s parole system and sentencing changes. But the Victorian Ombudsman George Brouwer says inadequate funding is leading